Corporate Directors

  • William F. Bahl
    William F. Bahl, CFA, CIC
    Chairman of the Board—Bahl & Gaynor Investment Counsel Inc. (Independent registered investment adviser); Director since 1995
    William F. Bahl
    William F. Bahl, CFA, CIC
    Chairman of the Board—Bahl & Gaynor Investment Counsel Inc. (Independent registered investment adviser); Director since 1995

    Age: 66 Director since 1995 Independent Lead Director Committees: Nominating (chair), Audit, Compensation, Executive, Investment Insurance Subsidiary Director Mr. Bahl is chairman of the board of Cincinnati-based Bahl & Gaynor Investment Counsel Inc. Prior to co-founding Bahl & Gaynor in 1990, he was senior vice president and chief investment officer at Northern Trust Company in Chicago, having previously worked for Fifth Third Bank and Mellon Bank. Mr. Bahl’s independ...

  • Gregory T. Bier
    Gregory T. Bier, CPA (retired)
    Managing Partner (Ret.)—Cincinnati Office of Deloitte LLP (Independent registered public accounting firm); Director since 2006
    Gregory T. Bier
    Gregory T. Bier, CPA (retired)
    Managing Partner (Ret.)—Cincinnati Office of Deloitte LLP (Independent registered public accounting firm); Director since 2006

    Age: 71 Director since 2006 Committees: Audit, Investment Insurance Subsidiary Director Mr. Bier was the managing partner of the Cincinnati office of Deloitte LLP, an independent registered public accounting firm, from 1998 to 2002. He retired in 2002 after 23 years as a partner of the firm and 35 years of service, beginning in 1967 when he joined Haskins & Sells, which later became part of Deloitte. Mr. Bier brings to our board relevant experience with accounting and finan...

  • Linda W. Clement
    Linda W. Clement-Holmes
    Chief Information Officer (Ret.) — The Procter & Gamble Company (Consumer products); Director since 2010
    Linda W. Clement
    Linda W. Clement-Holmes
    Chief Information Officer (Ret.) — The Procter & Gamble Company (Consumer products); Director since 2010

    Age: 55 Director since 2010 Committees: Audit, Compensation, Nominating   Ms. Clement-Holmes retired January 31, 2018, from publicly traded The Procter & Gamble Company. As Procter & Gamble’s chief information officer from 2015 to 2017, Ms. Clement-Holmes led the entire global information technology organization (2,500 IT professionals), set strategic direction and drove technology innovation. From 2010 to 2014, she was senior vice president of Global Business Services a...

  • Dirk J. Debbink
    Dirk J. Debbink
    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer—MSI General Corporation (Design/build construction firm); Director since 2012
    Dirk J. Debbink
    Dirk J. Debbink
    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer—MSI General Corporation (Design/build construction firm); Director since 2012

    Age: 62 Director since 2012 Committees: Audit, Nominating   Mr. Debbink is chairman since 2007 and chief executive officer since 2012 of MSI General Corporation, a privately owned design/build construction firm. He joined MSI General in 1983, holding various positions of increasing leadership responsibility and serving as the company’s president from 1991 to 2007. Mr. Debbink has served as a leader of organizations ranging from small firms typical of the company’s commercial po...

  • Steven J. Johnston
    Steven J. Johnston, FCAS, MAAA, CFA, CERA
    President and Chief Executive Officer—Cincinnati Financial Corporation; Director since 2011
    Steven J. Johnston
    Steven J. Johnston, FCAS, MAAA, CFA, CERA
    President and Chief Executive Officer—Cincinnati Financial Corporation; Director since 2011

    Age: 58 Director since 2011 Chief Executive Officer and President Committees: Executive (chair), Investment Insurance Subsidiary Director   Mr. Johnston has been chief executive officer of the company and all subsidiaries, and president of the company and its lead subsidiary, The Cincinnati Insurance Company, since 2011. From 2008 to 2011, he was chief financial officer, senior vice president and secretary for both the company and The Cincinnati Insurance Company, and treasure...

  • Kenneth C. Lichtendahl
    Kenneth C. Lichtendahl
    Director of Development and Sales—Heliosphere Designs LLC (Solar product marketing); Director since 1988
    Kenneth C. Lichtendahl
    Kenneth C. Lichtendahl
    Director of Development and Sales—Heliosphere Designs LLC (Solar product marketing); Director since 1988

    Age: 69 Director since 1988 Committees: Audit, Compensation   Mr. Lichtendahl is the director of development and sales for Heliosphere Designs LLC, a private company marketing solar timepieces. From 2011 to 2012, he served as a senior adviser for Nestle Waters of North America, following Nestle’s acquisition of Sweet Leaf Tea, which had acquired Tradewinds Beverage Company in 2010. From 1996 to 2010, Mr. Lichtendahl was president and a director of Tradewinds, a privately owned, ...

  • W. Rodney McMullen
    W. Rodney McMullen
    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer—The Kroger Co. (Retail grocery chain); Director since 2001
    W. Rodney McMullen
    W. Rodney McMullen
    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer—The Kroger Co. (Retail grocery chain); Director since 2001

    Age: 57 Director since 2001 Committees: Compensation (chair), Executive, Investment Insurance Subsidiary Director   Mr. McMullen has been chairman of the board of Kroger since January 2015 and chief executive officer since 2014. Kroger is a publicly traded, Cincinnati-based company and the world’s third-largest retailer. He served as Kroger’s president and chief operating officer from 2009 through 2013. Mr. McMullen has worked with The Kroger Co.’s board on business strategy i...

  • David Osborn
    David P. Osborn, CFA
    President—Osborn Williams & Donohoe LLC (Independent registered investment adviser); Director since 2013
    David Osborn
    David P. Osborn, CFA
    President—Osborn Williams & Donohoe LLC (Independent registered investment adviser); Director since 2013

    Age: 57 Director since 2013 Committees: Audit, Compensation, Investment Insurance Subsidiary Director   Since 2012, Mr. Osborn has been president of Cincinnati-based Osborn Williams & Donohoe LLC. He joined its predecessor firm in 1993, becoming a partner in 2010. Mr. Osborn draws on more than 30 years of experience as an investment professional to lead his independent investment advisory firm’s dividend growth strategy team. This dividend growth strategy mirrors our own i...

  • Gretchen W. Price
    Gretchen W. Price
    Executive Vice President, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer (Ret.)—Arbonne International LLC (Beauty and nutritional products); Director since 2002
    Gretchen W. Price
    Gretchen W. Price
    Executive Vice President, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer (Ret.)—Arbonne International LLC (Beauty and nutritional products); Director since 2002

    Age: 63 Director since 2002 Committees: Audit (chair), Compensation, Nominating   Ms. Price retired June 14, 2018, from Arbonne International LLC, a beauty and nutritional product company headquartered in Irvine, California. As executive vice president, chief financial and administrative officer of the firm since 2011 she led the firm’s financial, accounting, strategy and business planning, operations, information technology, human resources and international functions. She was ...

  • Thomas R. Schiff
    Thomas R. Schiff
    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer—John J. & Thomas R. Schiff & Co. Inc. (Independent insurance agency); Director since 1975
    Thomas R. Schiff
    Thomas R. Schiff
    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer—John J. & Thomas R. Schiff & Co. Inc. (Independent insurance agency); Director since 1975

    Age: 70 Director since 1975 Committees: Investment Insurance Subsidiary Director   Mr. Schiff has been chairman and chief executive officer since 1996 and a director and an agent with John J. & Thomas R. Schiff & Co. Inc., a privately owned, Cincinnati-based independent insurance agency. He was the agency’s president from 1983 to 1996. He also is chief executive officer and chairman of Lightborne Properties and Lightborne Communications, privately owned media companies ...

  • Douglas S.  Skidmore
    Douglas S. Skidmore
    Chief Executive Officer—Skidmore Sales & Distributing Company Inc. (Food ingredient distributor); Director since 2004
    Douglas S.  Skidmore
    Douglas S. Skidmore
    Chief Executive Officer—Skidmore Sales & Distributing Company Inc. (Food ingredient distributor); Director since 2004

    Age: 55 Director since 2004 Committees: Audit, Nominating   Mr. Skidmore has been chief executive officer since 2003 and director since 1994 of Skidmore Sales & Distributing Company Inc., a privately owned, Cincinnati-based, full-service independent distributor and broker of quality industrial food ingredients. He was president from 1994 to 2013 and marketing manager from 1990 to 1994. Mr. Skidmore has been responsible in his executive roles for strategic direction, marketi...

  • Kenneth Stecher
    Kenneth W. Stecher
    Chairman of the Board—Cincinnati Financial Corporation; Director since 2008
    Kenneth Stecher
    Kenneth W. Stecher
    Chairman of the Board—Cincinnati Financial Corporation; Director since 2008

    Age: 71 Director since 2008 Chairman of the Board Committees: Investment (chair), Executive Insurance Subsidiary Chairman   From 2008 to 2011, Mr. Stecher was president and chief executive officer of the company and its lead subsidiary, The Cincinnati Insurance Company. For both companies, he was chief financial officer from 2001 to 2008 and executive vice president from 2006 to 2008. He also was chairman of the lead subsidiary from 2006 to 2008. He served as senior vice presi...

  • John F. Steele
    John F. Steele, Jr.
    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer—Hilltop Basic Resources Inc. (Supplier of aggregates and concrete); Director since 2005
    John F. Steele
    John F. Steele, Jr.
    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer—Hilltop Basic Resources Inc. (Supplier of aggregates and concrete); Director since 2005

    Age: 64 Director since 2005 Committees: Audit, Executive Property Casualty Insurance Subsidiary Director   Mr. Steele is chairman since 2004, chief executive officer since 1994 and a director since 1985 of Hilltop Basic Resources Inc., a privately owned, Cincinnati-based aggregates and ready-mix concrete supplier to the construction industry. Mr. Steele has provided his firm with corporate oversight and strategic direction of all aspects of business ownership, operations and...

  • Larry R. Webb
    Larry R. Webb, CPCU
    President—Webb Insurance Agency Inc. (Independent insurance agency); Director since 1979
    Larry R. Webb
    Larry R. Webb, CPCU
    President—Webb Insurance Agency Inc. (Independent insurance agency); Director since 1979

    Age: 62 Director since 1979 Committees: Executive, Investment Insurance Subsidiary Director   Mr. Webb has been president since 1994 and director since 1980 of Webb Insurance Agency Inc., a privately owned, independent insurance agency based in Lima, Ohio. Prior to becoming president, he was treasurer of the agency from 1981 to 1994. He has been a licensed insurance agent since 1977. Mr. Webb brings to our board his insights as a principal owner of an independent insurance age...

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